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  • Fw: Re: USOC Biomechanics Program - A Response

    Interesting. There is a lot of need in the area of biomechanics as it
    relates to the neuro-spine...though I know of no job opportunities.

    This area needs cultivation.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Bryan Kirking
    Newsgroups: bit.listserv.biomch-l
    Date: Friday, November 06, 1998 8:22 AM
    Subject: Re: USOC Biomechanics Program - A Response

    >-----Original Message-----
    >From: Dave Grimshire []
    > I subscribe to this list server for professional information. Could we
    >please drop this thread.
    >> I read the gist of Sujovolsky's comments as dealing with the sparse
    >> employment for students with
    >> graduate degrees in biomechanics; not as a shot at USOC.
    >I consider information regarding biomechanics oriented job opportunities,
    >job pay, and educational opportunities very relevant professional
    >information. Not everyone on the list is in a steady job, and requests for
    >information about working conditions/benefits, etc are important for these
    >people who have spent a lot of time and money and are trying to find the
    >best place to apply their skills.
    >Bill Vannah has brought up a good concern regarding informing those
    >interested in biomechanical related careers that a graduate biomechanics
    >degree does not necessarily equal a great paying job, and that the job pool
    >is made up strongly of research type jobs that traditionally pay less than
    >industrial/commercial positions. How many graduate students do you think
    >are trying to get a master's so that they can get a job making $16-$19 K
    >per year? I didn't.
    >If someone feels they or their organization has been misrepresented, then I
    >also think its important for them to provide information to the contrary.
    > And would say that they system seems to be working. A request was made
    >for information, it was provided, mistakes were pointed out, apologies were
    >made, and the flame marks will fade with time....
    >Bryan Kirking
    >Research Engineer
    >Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    >Baylor College of Medicine
    >Houston, Texas
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